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. Joseph R. Warrichaiet .  

  May 27, 1926 - October 25, 2012

Collected and contributed by:  Pat Drees

. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 .

Joseph R. Warrichaiet

Joseph R. Warrichaiet, 86, of Shay Lake in Oconto County passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.

The son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Russell Warrichaiet was born May 27, 1926 in Green Bay. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. On October 22, 1949, he was married to Sophie Kozlowski at Little Suamico. The couple resided in Two Rivers for 4 years and then moved to Green Bay. Joe was a maintenance engineer for Standard Oil Company for Northeastern Wisconsin. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Shay Lake. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 1995. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman. Joe was an avid sportsman and enjoyed dancing.

Surviving are three sons; Mark (Lauri) of Phoenix, AZ; Mike (Keri) of Oconto, and Keith (Nancy) of Green Bay; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; special friend, Arlene Rocheleau of Coleman; 3 brothers; Melvin (Janet) of Coleman, Francis (Betty) and Vernon (Connie) all of Oconto; 2 sisters; Doris Borkovec of Oconto and Julianna (Jerry) Strom of Spenser, WI; 1 brother-in-law, Eugene Karcz of Green Bay; 1 sister-in-law, Angie Kozlowski of Milwaukee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 Besides his parents and wife, Sophie, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kayla Warrichaiet; 3 brothers; Russell, Milton, and Valentine; and 2 sisters; Jean Garrigan and Arvilla Whitcomb. Relatives and friends may call at St. Anne Catholic Church, 228 E. Main St., Coleman after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29th until time of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at the church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery with Military Rites by the Coleman American Legion and VFW. Please visit to express online condolences.